Muhammad Ali in Good Spirits: Doctor Eases Grave Health Concerns

Muhammad Ali's brother said that the champion boxer was in poor health but Dr Abraham Lieberman, who is treating Ali, said that there was no need to worry.

Updated: November 03, 2014 14:28 IST
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File photo of Muhammad Ali who is seen here saying N' Sele Zaire, "Ako bo mai ye," which translates from Zaire's Lingalla dialect as: "I will kill him." This was before a September 1974 bout against Georeg Foreman.

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Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali has trouble walking but according to his doctor, the 72-year-old is at no major health risk. For someone who has been battling Parkinson's disease for close to 30 years, Ali's physician Dr Abraham Lieberman said the boxer is keeping high spirits.

Contrary to his brother's statements to a London newspaper that Ali was in extremely poor health, Lieberman told BBC's Radio 5 that the former world heavyweight champion was coping well.

"He is in good spirits. He has some trouble walking but, overall, for someone who has had Parkinson's for 30 years he is doing OK," said the doctor, who is also the director of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Centre.

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